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The Outdoor Youth Summit, Next Week in Central Park

Posted Jun 15 2010 10:23am

Young people Outdoor Nation , a group of young outdoor ambassadors supported by 40 environmental organizations, is hosting its first annual Outdoor Youth Summit and Festival on June 19 and 20 in New York's Central Park. The event will bring together 500 young delegates from all 50 states.

Activities will include discussions, film screenings, and keynote addresses by outdoor leaders including Ken Salazar . Participants will develop agendas and outline strategies for defending open spaces.

Outdoor Nation operates on the premise that it's crucial for young people to encourage peers to become environmental advocates, so the summit will help attendees achieve this imperative, recognizing the great political, social, and financial influence of youth.

--Sarah A. Henderson

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